I fell in love with ballet watching a performance of Swan Lake by the Bolshoi Ballet. I was 16 and it was magic. Although I had been a student for years, it was not until I saw the effortless grace of those white swans danced by some of the best dancers in the world that I fell hard. Since then I have had the pleasure of seeing many of the best companies in many of the great ballets but still my heart holds a special spot for those swans.
Last month Dori joined the corps of white as a baby swan. She had a whole 51 seconds of glory in the back row but she shined. And even better she got to watch her aunt show her how it’s done as a big swan and princess.
It is not the Bolshoi but it’s our area’s best – danced with passion and discipline.